Originally Posted by rsmorgan
If you want a pocket "pistol," think about a snubby revolver. Much more available in CA and fairly workable as a pocket gun if you wear the right clothes. Look up "38 snubby" on the web and you'll be amazed at what you might learn.
I carried a J-Frame in the pocket for a long time before recently swapping over to a M&P Shield... Revolvers are ultra reliable, but I feel that carrying them in the pocket (I preferred IWB) can be bulky, even with loose clothing (due to the width of the cylinder). Also, I hated the long/heavy DAO trigger pull and felt recoil w/ hotter loads.